A 30-year-old female asked:
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what is the best topical cream to cure toenail fungus?(nail is all yellow). can clotrimazole 1% cure it or there is stronger cream for it? thanks

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Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Most don't work!: Most topical antifungals have a low success rate. The success depends on several factors such as severity of infection, compliance with medicine and the infection's susceptibility to the medicine. If the infection is severe or topical is not successful then an oral medication may be needed. Oral medication is usually much more successful. I like to use oral lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your foot specialist.
Answered on Feb 24, 2015
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Dr. James Montgomery
37 years experience Podiatry
Cream not effective: There is really no cure. Oral meds and topical antifungals with possible laser fungal therapy is best alternative.
Answered on Dec 11, 2016
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Jublia, (efinaconazole) a topical: liquid for nail fungus was just approved by the FDA as the ONLY topical drug effective on nail fungus. It's insanely expensive (thousands over the 11 months you need to use it), and not as effective as oral Lamisil (terbinafine). Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist about pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine).
Answered on Jun 13, 2018

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I don't find: Any topicals to be very effective on toe nail fungus. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is much more effective.
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Dr. Amram Dahukey
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no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically.

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